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Council Sources River Bacteria

Environment Waikato has pinpointed the location of high bacterial counts in the Waikato River to an area six kilometres downstream of Cambridge.

Council to review navigation safety bylaw

Boaties and other water users have an opportunity to voice their opinion on the bylaw covering navigation safety as Environment Waikato reviews its Navigation Safety Bylaw.

Residents help in sewage spotting

Alert city residents are helping spot errant sewage spills into the Waikato River – and playing a part in cleaning up the river.

Council investigates river pollution

Contamination near Cambridge may be contributing to high bacterial counts in the Waikato River through Hamilton City, according to Environment Waikato.

Coast at risk from marine nasties

The Waikato's coastal environment is potentially at risk from the introduction of new marine species, Environment Waikato's policy committee heard this week.

Earthquake biggest hazard for city

An earthquake is the biggest hazard risk for Hamilton city, according to a study into what major facilities could be damaged in an emergency.

Submissions flood in for watershed

Nearly 500 people have made submissions to Environment Waikato on Project Watershed, which is developing a system to pay for river management, flood protection and vital soil conservation work in the Waikato and Waipa river catchments.

Council seeks costs on boat ramp appeal

Environment Waikato’s Regulatory Committee has recommended pursuing costs against an iwi authority which appealed against the granting of resource consents to upgrade a boat ramp at Waikawau in Thames.

Transit approves expressway plan

Transit New Authority has approved a plan for completing the Mercer to Longswamp section of the State Highway One Expressway – if funds are available.

Council sticks to watershed timeframe

Environment Waikato says it cannot delay the introduction of Project Watershed any longer, as delays will only compound the serious problems faced in managing the Region’s major rivers.